|Written by Eric Daoust|
April 2013 - Flyers have signed 20-year old unsigned Petr Straka, formerly a 2nd round selection of the Columbus Blue Jackets. In 55 games, Straka posted 41 goals and 41 assists for 82 points for the Baie-Comeau Drakker. He has dominated the QMJHL playoffs producing eight goals and 18 points through eight games. Straka enters a Flyers organization that is relatively shallow so he will be presented with a good opportunity. Brendan Ross
February 2013 - Straka was named the QMJHL Third Star of the Week (ending February 10th) after sniping two goals and nine points for his Baie-Comeau Drakkar team. Brendan Ross
January 2013- Straka has finally started to show why he was an NHL draft pick. He is having his strongest season to date with 27 goals in 34 games. -Derek LeBlanc
November 2012- The unsigned Czech has already matched last year’s point total in only 20 games. Straka is tied for the league lead with 21 goals and has been a major factor in Baie-Comeau’s early success. If he keeps up this pace, he could generate some interest at the next level. - Derek LeBlanc
September 2012- Straka’s rights were traded from Rimouski to Baie-Comeau. He will play in the QMJHL as an overage player.
July, 2012 - Columbus elected not to offer Straka a contract and he went back in the draft. After going undrafted, it is clear that his outlook for an NHL career is grim. - Dobber
May, 2012 – Petr Straka is a quick winger with a good pair of hands, two attributes that are essential to becoming a solid NHL player. However, he has a tendency to disappear at times. Although his defensive game has improved, it may not be enough to land him a bottom-six role in the NHL. After a successful rookie campaign with the Rimouski Oceanic where he posted 64 points in 62 games, Straka followed up with two disappointing years with just 25 points in 41 games in 2010-11 and 37 points in 54 games in 2011-12. His outlook is not promising at the moment but there is a dire need for scoring in Columbus which works to Straka’s advantage.
Fantasy Outlook: D+
Straka does have upside, but there is lots of risk and needs additional seasoning.
Straka scores a goal in the 2010 playoff:
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|Last Updated on Thursday, 11 April 2013 18:05|